Wednesday, May 16, 2018


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I always force audiences to threaten/heckle me, just to keep things interesting. (From last night’s NPM in the WFP 2018 event at McNally's.)

Wednesday, May 02, 2018


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And GUSH is off to the printers!!! Yaaaaaay! Go grateful to Frontenac House, Tanis MacDonald + Rosanna Deerchild. And, of course, ALL the contributors!

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Launching NPM in the WFP 2018!

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I was super tired and Jason had the flu, but we launched the NPM in the WFP 2018 and it was a great night. Standing room only, lots of new-to-me voices, lots of fun.

I made terrible jokes. I said some strange things. But it didn't matter. It was a great night despite me.

I do so love this project, even it is sort of odd.

My thanks to Jason for co-editing and John Toews for organizing/hosting the event.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Halfway Tree

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I thought I'd share Mike's photos from the Halfway Tree, a big old cottonwood midway between Brandon and Winnipeg.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

NPM in the 2018: PRINTED!

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So here are the two pages of NPM poems that ran in yesterday's Winnipeg Free Press. I'm so pleased with the third edition of this project and grateful for co-editor Jason Stefanik and 49.8 editor Scott Gibbons as well as designer Leesa Dahl and photographer Michael Deal.

My deep thanks to participating poets: Di Brandt, Conni Cartlidge, Rebecca Danos, Kristian Enright, Sarah Ens, J. Robert Ferguson, Sally Ito, Ted Landrum, Louella Lester, Kim MacRae, Michael Minor, Amber O’Reilly, Patricia Robertson, and David Yerex Williamson.

See you 7pm on April 30 at McNally's for the launch of the 2018 NPM in the WFP project!